Realness Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old realness quotes, realness sayings, and realness proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Authenticity doesn't just mean you're not filtering what you're saying, it's about being able to know and access the best parts of yourself and bring them forward.     

Amy Cuddy

Authenticity is an alignment between your beliefs, your desires and your choices in the world. Desires change throughout the course of a life, but agreement between ideals, aspirations and deeds is key to a life of peace, happiness and success.     

David Simon

Authenticity means to be the author of your own life.     

Tom Shadyac

Authenticity is about being true to who you are, even when everyone around you wants you to be someone else     

Michael Jordan

If you seek authenticity for authenticity's sake you are no longer authentic.     

Jean-Paul Sartre

Authenticity inspire respect because it takes courage to own who you really are.     

Arlene Dickinson

If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.     

Brene Brown

There is nothing which so certifies the genuineness of a man's faith as his patience and his patient endurance, his keeping on steadily in spite of everything.     

David Lloyd-Jones

I'm afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery.     

Aldous Huxley

Authenticity is your most precious commodity as a leader.     

Marcus Buckingham

Mindfully practicing authenticity during our most soul-searching struggles is how we invite grace, joy and gratitude into our lives.     

Brene Brown

Authenticity is really important, and sometimes thats really hard to get.     

Tom Freston

Everybody has their own way of tapping into their realness.     

Sandra Bernhard

Authenticity is a virtue. But just as you can have too little authenticity, you can also have too much.     

Adam Grant

No man knows the genuineness of his convictions until he has sacrificed something for them.     

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

The beauty of personal authenticity can compensate for the lost beauty of our youth.     

Marianne Williamson

Authenticity is the alignment of head, mouth, heart, and feet - thinking, saying, feeling, and doing the same thing - consistently. This builds trust, and followers love leaders they can trust.     

Lance Secretan

The pleasure of authenticity exists only against the grain of society.     

John Zerzan

Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.     

Brene Brown

Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we're supposed to be and embracing who we are.     

Brene Brown

Authenticity means that you must do what you do the way you do it and allow everyone else the same courtesy.     

Iyanla Vanzant

Genuineness requires listening through both verbal and nonverbal channels.     

Joseph Michelli

Authenticity is the ability to listen to what nature tells us. Listening isn't the same thing as never making a mistake, but the important thing is to learn.     

Gerard Depardieu

Authenticity is about where it comes from; validity is about whether it works.     

John Michael Greer